Hannah Simpson Counsellor & Psychotherapist, BA (Hons) MBACP reg

Hannah Simpson Counsellor & Psychotherapist, BA (Hons) MBACP reg

Fareham
Hampshire
PO16

71A Marmion Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO5 2AX

07775 613133

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About me

I am an experienced, qualified and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with adults and adolescents in psychotherapy and counselling in Fareham and Southsea.

In my practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic setting, in which to explore a range of personal concerns and feelings. These may include depression and anxiety, addictions, abuse or trauma, relationship difficulties, unresolved childhood experiences, such as childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Or you may be simply be wanting to make life style changes.

Whatever difficulties you may face, I can provide a sensitive, warm and supportive environment in which to explore past experiences and how these impact on the present. I believe that it is through a secure therapeutic relationship, that an individual can gain insight and a deeper understanding of their feelings and concerns.

This allows for re-connection to self, feelings, beliefs and values. Through connection the individual can begin to reengage in life in a more deep and meaningful way, move forward and reach their full potential.

I offer in depth and comprehensive assessment to ensure the right of kind approach to suit the unique needs of each individual, as well as short term crisis intervention, time limited and open ended therapy, depending on what you hope to achieve?  An initial assessment is followed by fifty minute sessions to be agreed between us. We will meet regularly at a mutually agreed time for fifty minutes at a time, and together assess the therapeutic work, how it is helping and what needs to be addressed?

I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour to empower the individual, to make informed decisions and choices that are right for them and that will enable them to live more satisfying and enriched lives.

I have multiple areas of specialisation, including working with individuals who are experiencing addictions, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, depression, self harm, eating disorders, post traumatic stress symptoms and PTSD, bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety, isolation, alcohol abuse or drug dependency, rape, sexual abuse/violence and exploitation.

Furthermore, I have undergone training with LINK and Barnados to become a Barnados Adoption Agency ‘Approved Adoption Counsellor', this means I am registered to provide support and counselling to individuals and families, including birth mothers and fathers, adoptees and adopters; before, during and after this complex process.


Please Call me on 07775 613133 or email me at h.l.simpson@hotmail.com to arrange a confidential assessment and discussion. (Please note I do not accept or answers enquiries via any form of social media)

More about Hannah

I have undergone considerable training and have had many years of reflection on effective practice both personally and professionally. I believe I have developed a sound and well integrated style; using knowledge and ideas from various models of counselling and psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their rules and ethical framework.

I hold a current and up to date enhanced DBS certificate. (previously CRB)

I am ICO registered -which means I am registered with the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.


If you would like to enquire further please call me on 07775 613133 or e-mail me h.l.simpson@hotmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BA (HONS) Counselling - Winchester University- 2010

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy- University of Chichester - 2006

Level 2 Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills - 2003

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2004

LINK Barnados Adoption training  (Link Approved Adoption Counsellor)- 2017

Further Training

Insights Into Sex Offending: Facing the Reality – 2019

Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and Overused Diagnosis -2019

The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity- 2018

DISSOCIATION AND DID: THE FUNDAMENTALS -2018

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: HOPE FOR HEALING - 2018

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: The Challenge of ‘Second Hand Shock’-2018

Attachment, Relational Trauma and Therapist Self-Care -2018

Trauma Informed Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy- 2018

Understanding Anxiety- 2018

When There's Nobody There Rage and Shame Will Keep You Company 2018

LINK Barnados Adoption training  (Link Approved Adoption Counsellor)- 2017

Mindful Self -Compassion Course- 2016

Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment- 2016

Working with Families: The Marriage of Psychodynamic and Systemic Thinking- 2016

Certificate in Psychodynamic Thought -2016

Transactional Analysis 101 Verification Certificate -2016 Metanoia Institute

TA Theory and its Application- 2016

Existential Freedom: How to be real and find meaning- 2015

Working with Erotic Transference and Countertransference- 2015

Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviors in Children and Young People-2015

Relate Couples Training, Understanding Relationships- The Institute of Relate- 2011

Working with and Understanding Personality Disorder (Borderline, Antisocial, Narcissistic)-2011

Safeguarding Children Specific to Substance Misuse-2010

Safeguarding adults Alerters Training- 2010

Integrating CBT and Humanistic Therapy in working Substance Misuse and anger - 2010

Working with Trauma- 2010

Safeguarding Children Training specific to CARE- 2009

Sexuality and Sexual Health for People with Mental Health Problems -2009

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Addiction- 2009

Mental Health and the Law- 2009

Drug and Alcohol Awareness- 2008

Dual Diagnosis- 2008

Substance Misuse Counselling Training - 2007

Sexual Abuse and exploitation- 2004

Handling Disclosures of Domestic Abuse in pregnancy-2003

Working with Domestic Abuse with women and Children-2003

Employment History

The Priory Southampton- Twelve Step' Addiction Treatment Setting

The Priory Woking Private Mental Health Hospital -'Twelve Step' Addiction Treatment Setting

Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse Service (GP Surgeries)

NHS- CARE Substance Misuse Counselling Service, St James' Hospital (South-East)

NHS -Baytrees Residential Detoxification Unit, St James' Hospital (Portsmouth)

E's Up NHS Substance Misuse Service 10-25 year old's

Children's Services, Swanick Lodge,Secure Unit for 10-16 years (Substance misuse)

NHS Early Intervention Project (EIP) St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth (Domestic Abuse/sexual exploitation, abuse and violence)

Portsmouth City Council, Hidden Violence Unit (Domestic abuse & sexual,exploitation abuse and violence)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The Counselling and Psychological therapies I offer, is also for those who may not know the cause of their feelings e.g. sadness, lack of self worth, loneliness; a sense of feeling lost. It offers a safe place for exploration including:

  • Pre Bereavement and anticipatory loss
  • Animal/pet bereavement
  • Living with a terminal illness; for you or a family member
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Loss
  • Shame
  • Body image
  • Isolation
  • Home sickness
  • Retirement
  • Personal development/self awareness
  • Emotional eating, overeating and binge eating
  • Student counselling

Photos & videos

  • West Street Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
  • Map Fareham
  • Reception
  • The Remedi Clinic Southsea
  • My PO16 practice

Fees

Fees:

Please enquire for fees for individual or couples counselling and therapy

I will offer concessions to those on low incomes- information available on request

Groups - information available upon request

Reports and report writing- information available upon request

Cancellation policy requires 5 working days notice, otherwise the full agreed fee is charged.

If you would like to enquire further please e-mail me at: h.l.simpson@hotmail.com or phone me on: 07775 613133. I will usually get back to you by the next working day. I do prefer to talk directly with you before making a first appointment.

Further information

  • The West Street Centre has nearby parking in Fareham. Tesco, and the muti-storey car parks both offer reasonable parking rates.
  • My PO16 private practice Serenity Counselling and Psychotherapy Limited is in Fareham and has free parking.
  • The Southsea practice has some free parking on Marmion Road or Waitrose offers paid parking at an hourly rate

Maps & Directions

Fareham, PO16
Southsea, PO5 2AX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Appointments available in Fareham on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am -8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations